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Fresh is the way to go. There’s no losing when you want a healthy meal to cleanse you of all the oil inside (c/o last night’s pizza), but a recurring problem is that healthy food isn’t that easy on the wallet. But lucky for you, there’s a place both in Uptown and down Katipunan that has the best of both worlds – a big serving size with a price that won’t hurt your pocket!
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Bawai’s is a homegrown Vietnamese restaurant that uses only the freshest ingredients imported from Vietnam.
In their newest branch in Uptown, you’ll be greeted with a beautiful painting with three women in their áo dài, the traditional attire for Vietnamese women. It certainly adds a homey touch to the place.
Fun fact: Bawai's means "grandmother" in Vietnamese.
With the same homey ambience, the store opens up to a family friendly space that allows natural light to seep in – just where any group can gather over the freshest Vietnamese food.
That’s not all there is to it. Aside from its already homey exteriors, this branch transports you to a place where even the air is fresh, with its quaint backyard.
Expect authentic Vietnamese flavors and good quality dishes when you’re in Bawai’s. Their dishes are very well researched and truly made with love.
Let’s start off with their best sellers.
Traditional Vietnamese fresh rolls filled with vermicelli, vegetables, pork, and shrimp
Bawai’s House Salad
Fresh coconut sprouts with glazed pork and steamed shrimp with house vinaigrette
Dry noodles with sauteed buttered prawns, topped with vegetables and roasted nuts
Tom Rang Mee
Black tiger prawns with sweet tamarind paste, garnished with herbs and sesame seeds
They also have weekday Lunch Specials for only P270! Available every 11am to 2pm.
Insider tip: Just add ₱50 for house iced tea
Bo Luc Lac
Sauteed beef tenderloin chunks, served with chili soy sauce
Com Suon Cha Set
Grilled caramelized pork belly slices with mushroom egg pie
Ga Kho Guong Set
Sweet and savory ginger chicken, paired with fried spring rolls
But wait, there’s more! From Mondays to Fridays, 2pm to 5pm, they have two Snack Platters, the Pho + Banh Mi combo and the Banh Mi + Drink combo, that are perfect for merienda.
Pho + Banh Mi Snack Platter
Insider tip: Just add ₱50 for iced tea
To complete your dining experience, don’t forget to try their specialty beverages and desserts.
Ca Phe Sua Nuong
Vietnamese hot coffee
Ca Phe Sua Da and Nuoc Da Me
Vietnamese iced milk coffee and Iced sweet tamarind drink
Saigon Special Beer
Insider tip: From 5pm to 7pm, enjoy P30 off on all Gallo and Barefoot wines and Saigon beer.
Ban Da Lon
Yellow mung bean and pandan cake topped with coconut paste and sesame seeds.
Insider tip: This is the dessert you'll be getting when you fill out the feedback form from Booky.
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